Yesterday the West Kingdom Zerg Kara group took over the regular group’s raid Id and worked on the upper bosses in Kara. On the Wednesday before the regular group had finished Attuman, Maiden, Moroes and Opera. Last night’s group was:
Gongniu (Warrior Tank), Heimdal (Paladin Tank), Zynnia (Holy Priest), Ireena (Holy Priest), Khoss (Resto Shaman), Sae (BM Hunter), Raouen (MM Hunter), Lilac (Affliction Lock), Sibiy (BM Hunter), Talyanna (Mage), and Odisia (mage)(swapped in when Taly had to leave).
It’s a misnomer calling it the zerg group. We had 3 people who were still gearing up.. so we weren’t going to be able to exactly “zerg” kara. But they would make good use of the loots.
We finished off Curator, Illhoof, Shade of Aran, Chess, and Prince. We made several attempts on Netherspite but the beam juggling was just too much for us.
Out of that Lilac got the [Staff of Infinite Mysteries] which had better stats than her current 1-h/off-hand. Heimdal, fiancee’s newbie pally tank, was in Kara for his first time. He got both his T4 tokens. Yeah him! Sae got Prince’s spiffy bow.
Curator is a very different fight when you’re DPS. I found it very frustrating to kill the sparks. I usually got off only a single Shadow Bolt before they were dead. It just felt like wasting time bolting them once.. then starting a second bolt.. only to have them die before the cast time was up.. then trying to target Curator.. getting off one bolt (or refreshing 1-2 dots) only to have to change targets back to the new spark.
Honestly.. I’d much rather finish getting my Arcane set together so I can be “arcane soak” and just go bug nuts on Curator and ignore the sparks. Arcane set is now at ~200 arcane resist. Must look into the rest of the soul cloth stuff.
Illhoof.. The illhoof fight is just as stressful as the warlock as it is as the healer. When Tatia’s healing I’m spamcasting heals everywhere. It’s high stress. As the warlock I was seeding everything madly and refreshing CoD on Illhoof. In order to be in the right position I have to be front and center in the middle of the boss fight/imp spawns. The only time I ran into problems was when I ran out of mana because I wasn’t tapping enough. Must remember to tap more. (cast, cast, cast, cast-failed, cast-failed, cast-failed, Uh, why aren’t my casts working.. oh.. tap tap tap, cast, cast, cast). The heals were -great-. Lilac kicked butt in DPS (2275 dps for that fight) but it felt like cheater DPS.
Shade of Aran.. meh. Run, Run, Run, Cast, Cast, Cast, Run, Run, “Don’t move during flame wreath”, Run, Run, Run, sheeped. Eat cookie, Cast, cast, cast. I think we got him down on the third try.
Prince.. what’s to say. We had ok infernal placements. Mad DPS (but stay below tank). Dead prince.
Overall Recount showed Lilac at 650 DPS. I’m relatively happy with that. New gear coupled with 11 badges.. yes, good night to be a Lilac.